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REGION COUNTIES -- Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Tioga, Union (County Guide)


February 22, 2017

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The robins and doves have returned, the chipmunks are scurrying about, ground hogs have dug out, maple sugaring festivals are scheduled and plants are pushing up through the soil!  Signs of spring are all around! 
Tioga County
Ice season is over, but other fishing is picking up!
 
Pine Creek – Anglers are catching trout about 6-10 feet out from the streambank, using streamers (e.g. size 6-10 olive, black colors) and nymphs (e.g. green weenies, green mop flies, black stonefly, micro golden stonefly). 
 

Julie Szur ventured out, with her pal “Brookie”, to fish Pine Creek over the weekend.  She caught this beautiful Rainbow Trout on a black stonefly nymph.  Thank you for sharing Julie!! (Photo provided by angler)
 
Clinton County 
Fishing Creek –  The water is up and a little off color.  The water temperature is in the upper 30s, low 40s.   
Anglers are catching trout using nymphs (e.g. beadhead prince #12-16; gold bead pheasant tail #12-18).  Anglers are also catching a few trout using olive/black streamers size 6-10.
Trout are hanging tight to the bottom.  Fish your lucky areas slow and be patient.
With warm days ahead, anglers might have a chance to fish dry flies (e.g. midges size 22-26, Bluewing Olives size 18-22).
Centre County
Foster Joseph Sayers Lake – Anglers are catching Yellow Perch, Bluegill and Crappie using wax worms and red worms.  The best place to fish is Hunter Run Cut and the fishing pier at Winter Launch.
Spring Creek–  The water level is perfect right now.  Water temperature is low to mid 40s.
Warm temperatures are expected the next few days.  Anglers should expect to catch a few trout on dry flies (e.g. adult midge; blue wing olives).
Anglers are catching trout using nymphs (e.g. sowbug, hot spot sow bug, scuds, walt’s worm, black zebra midge,green weenie, caddis larvae patterns). 
A few storms are expected on Saturday, make sure your streamers are handy!  Anglers are catching trout using olive and/or black streamer patterns #6-10.
Anglers are catching trout on lower Spring Creek using streamers (e.g. size 6-10; olive or black colors), spinners, worms and waxworms.  The best time to be on the water is late morning or mid-afternoon.

 

february 15, 2017

Tioga County
Ice conditions were O.K. this morning; however, warm weather is predicted to return this weekend.
 
Hills Creek Lake  Currently, ice anglers are catching Chain Pickerel using large, fathead minnows, fished under tip-ups at varying depths.  Anglers are also catching Crappie before sunrise and after sunset.  Bait of choice is wax worms on a jigging rod. 
 
Slate Run, Cedar Run and Pine Creek – Black stoneflies are hatching.  With a winter thaw, good trout fishing usually follows.
 
Anglers are catching trout using nymphs (e.g. black stone fly nymphs; san juan worm; squirmy wormy and hares ear nymphs). 
 
REMINDER – Slate and Cedar Run are managed under special regulations. 
 
Slate Run – Catch and Release Fly-Fishing Only http://pfbc.pa.gov/fishpub/summaryad/catchreleaseffo.html
 
Cedar Run – Trophy Trout Artificial Lures Only
 
Western Lycoming County
Pine Creek – With cold temperatures, not many anglers are out.  A few anglers, utilizing drift boats/rafts, are catching trout in areas where most anglers don’t venture.  White streamers are working best. 
 
Anglers are catching trout by casting streamers toward the bank and retrieving them at varying speeds back to the main channel.
 
Anglers, fishing from the bank, are catching trout using crank baits (floating category).  Reel the crank bait quickly through the target water and see what happens! 
 
Anglers are also catching trout using nymphs (golden stone nymphs, green weenies, squirmy wormy).  Make sure your nymphs are on the bottom.
 
Clinton County 
Fishing Creek –  The water is up and a little off color.  The snow melt will add to water levels and temperature changes.
Anglers are catching trout using nymphs (e.g. beadhead prince #12-16; gold bead pheasant tail #12-18).  Anglers are also catching a few trout using olive/black streamers size 6-10.
Trout are hanging tight to the bottom.  Fish your lucky areas slow and be patient.
Centre County
Spring Creek–  The water is up and slightly off color. 
With potential warm temperatures returning, anglers might be able to catch a few trout on dry flies (e.g. adult midge; bluewing olives).
Anglers are catching trout using nymphs (e.g. sowbugs, scuds, walt’s worm, black zebra midge,green weenie).  Anglers are also catching trout using olive and/or black streamer patterns #6-10.
Anglers are catching trout on lower Spring Creek using streamers (e.g. size 6-10; olive or black colors), spinners, worms and waxworms.  The best time to be on the water is late morning or mid-afternoon.